A different take on Better Than A Paper Plate

This last week I was in Spokane, WA at The Quilting Bee, teaching in their brand new store space. If you’re in the area, this is definitely a place that’s worth visiting. There are lots of things to love about this store – lots of fabric, all kinds of notions, gorgeous quilts on display, sewing machines and embroidery machines turned on and ready to go for a test drive (if you’re looking for a new machine!), kids corner so the kids can play while you’re looking around and a man cave complete with armchairs and a TV.

One of the quilts on display in the classroom was a beautiful rendition of Better Than a Paper Plate. It shows off a version of the designs that are included in the collection, but not on my version of the quilt.

Better Than A Paper Plate

The quilt on the left (the original) uses the outline only version of the designs – perfect for using with patterned appliqué fabrics, and even more perfect for fussy cutting the appliqué shapes!

The quilt on the right (created by Teresa at The Quilting Bee) uses the embroidered appliqué version of the designs – perfect for using with solid colored appliqué fabrics to show off some beautiful thread work.

Check out some of these closeup photos to see the details on Teresa’s quilt:

Better Than A Paper Plate

Better Than A Paper Plate

Better Than A Paper Plate

Better Than A Paper Plate

Better Than A Paper Plate

Better Than A Paper Plate

Better Than A Paper Plate

Better Than A Paper Plate

Better Than A Paper Plate

If you’re ready to make your own version of Better Than A Paper Plate, click here!

7 Comments

  1. Sandra Williamson

    I like the blue SO much better & why, I have no idea but of all colors ot there, I do not like orange! I have no memory of a reason why but I think I own one orange cone of thread & that I didn’t choose (it was sent as member of thread club & they choose what’s sent) so…seeing that in blue caused me to look closely at it & it’s got lots of good things going on there! Thanks for the alternate view.

  2. My favorite color combo Blue and Yellow paired with favorite Dresden Plate.
    Wonderful quilting too.
    Can’t you just see this on an old white iron day bed?
    Very cottagey!

  3. Do you have a list of the fabric selections, name of this particular line of fabric and colors used for the orange quilt? Thank you

  4. Daily deals are so warming to my heart and the inspiration of ideas are flowing. Thank you for all the hard work you put in to every design

    Amazing and absolutely beautiful

  5. Wow! Beautiful!

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